Table A-2. Employment status of the civilian population by race, sex, and age

HOUSEHOLD DATA
Table A-2. Employment status of the civilian population by race, sex, and age
[Numbers in thousands]
Employment status, race, sex, and age Not seasonally adjusted Seasonally adjusted(1)
Nov.
2016
Oct.
2017
Nov.
2017
Nov.
2016
July
2017
Aug.
2017
Sept.
2017
Oct.
2017
Nov.
2017

WHITE

Civilian noninstitutional population

198,745 199,298 199,386 198,745 198,974 199,082 199,191 199,298 199,386

Civilian labor force

124,549 124,777 124,966 124,578 124,968 125,037 125,393 124,731 125,020

Participation rate

62.7 62.6 62.7 62.7 62.8 62.8 63.0 62.6 62.7

Employed

119,680 120,692 120,749 119,370 120,262 120,209 120,753 120,408 120,511

Employment-population ratio

60.2 60.6 60.6 60.1 60.4 60.4 60.6 60.4 60.4

Unemployed

4,869 4,085 4,217 5,208 4,706 4,828 4,641 4,324 4,509

Unemployment rate

3.9 3.3 3.4 4.2 3.8 3.9 3.7 3.5 3.6

Not in labor force

74,197 74,520 74,420 74,168 74,006 74,046 73,797 74,567 74,366

Men, 20 years and over

Civilian labor force

65,096 65,318 65,297 65,124 65,141 65,262 65,339 65,216 65,327

Participation rate

71.7 71.7 71.6 71.7 71.6 71.7 71.7 71.6 71.7

Employed

62,716 63,380 63,327 62,608 62,904 62,961 63,143 63,121 63,252

Employment-population ratio

69.0 69.6 69.5 68.9 69.2 69.2 69.3 69.3 69.4

Unemployed

2,380 1,937 1,971 2,516 2,238 2,301 2,196 2,095 2,075

Unemployment rate

3.7 3.0 3.0 3.9 3.4 3.5 3.4 3.2 3.2

Women, 20 years and over

Civilian labor force

55,065 55,149 55,365 54,808 55,393 55,282 55,476 55,009 55,129

Participation rate

57.6 57.5 57.7 57.4 57.9 57.7 57.9 57.4 57.5

Employed

53,168 53,515 53,729 52,783 53,420 53,286 53,551 53,318 53,368

Employment-population ratio

55.6 55.8 56.0 55.2 55.8 55.7 55.9 55.6 55.7

Unemployed

1,897 1,635 1,635 2,026 1,973 1,996 1,925 1,691 1,761

Unemployment rate

3.4 3.0 3.0 3.7 3.6 3.6 3.5 3.1 3.2

Both sexes, 16 to 19 years

Civilian labor force

4,388 4,310 4,304 4,645 4,433 4,492 4,578 4,506 4,564

Participation rate

35.5 34.9 34.9 37.6 35.9 36.4 37.1 36.5 37.0

Employed

3,796 3,798 3,693 3,979 3,938 3,962 4,058 3,968 3,891

Employment-population ratio

30.7 30.8 29.9 32.2 31.9 32.1 32.9 32.2 31.5

Unemployed

593 513 611 666 495 530 520 538 673

Unemployment rate

13.5 11.9 14.2 14.3 11.2 11.8 11.4 11.9 14.8

BLACK OR AFRICAN AMERICAN

Civilian noninstitutional population

32,068 32,370 32,404 32,068 32,260 32,296 32,333 32,370 32,404

Civilian labor force

19,916 20,264 20,218 19,856 20,096 20,092 20,232 20,144 20,168

Participation rate

62.1 62.6 62.4 61.9 62.3 62.2 62.6 62.2 62.2

Employed

18,361 18,744 18,779 18,262 18,617 18,544 18,819 18,636 18,694

Employment-population ratio

57.3 57.9 58.0 56.9 57.7 57.4 58.2 57.6 57.7

Unemployed

1,555 1,520 1,439 1,594 1,479 1,548 1,413 1,508 1,474

Unemployment rate

7.8 7.5 7.1 8.0 7.4 7.7 7.0 7.5 7.3

Not in labor force

12,152 12,106 12,186 12,212 12,163 12,204 12,101 12,225 12,236

Men, 20 years and over

Civilian labor force

9,009 9,276 9,210 9,018 9,163 9,205 9,279 9,225 9,221

Participation rate

67.4 68.6 68.0 67.5 68.0 68.2 68.7 68.2 68.1

Employed

8,355 8,580 8,552 8,328 8,522 8,487 8,654 8,530 8,538

Employment-population ratio

62.5 63.4 63.1 62.3 63.3 62.9 64.1 63.1 63.0

Unemployed

655 696 658 691 641 718 625 694 683

Unemployment rate

7.3 7.5 7.1 7.7 7.0 7.8 6.7 7.5 7.4

Women, 20 years and over

Civilian labor force

10,226 10,291 10,310 10,135 10,170 10,127 10,149 10,200 10,210

Participation rate

63.2 63.0 63.1 62.6 62.5 62.1 62.2 62.4 62.4

Employed

9,496 9,609 9,703 9,418 9,511 9,474 9,541 9,542 9,607

Employment-population ratio

58.7 58.8 59.3 58.2 58.4 58.1 58.5 58.4 58.8

Unemployed

730 682 607 716 660 653 608 657 603

Unemployment rate

7.1 6.6 5.9 7.1 6.5 6.4 6.0 6.4 5.9

Both sexes, 16 to 19 years

Civilian labor force

681 697 698 703 763 760 804 720 737

Participation rate

27.0 27.8 27.8 27.9 30.4 30.3 32.0 28.7 29.4

Employed

510 555 524 516 585 583 624 564 549

Employment-population ratio

20.3 22.1 20.9 20.5 23.3 23.2 24.9 22.5 21.9

Unemployed

171 142 174 187 178 178 180 156 188

Unemployment rate

25.0 20.4 25.0 26.6 23.3 23.4 22.4 21.7 25.5

ASIAN

Civilian noninstitutional population

15,323 15,466 15,370 15,323 15,290 15,341 15,483 15,466 15,370

Civilian labor force

9,584 9,794 9,633 9,634 9,789 9,886 10,005 9,871 9,696

Participation rate

62.5 63.3 62.7 62.9 64.0 64.4 64.6 63.8 63.1

Employed

9,292 9,507 9,343 9,342 9,418 9,489 9,638 9,569 9,402

Employment-population ratio

60.6 61.5 60.8 61.0 61.6 61.9 62.3 61.9 61.2

Unemployed

292 288 290 292 370 397 366 302 294

Unemployment rate

3.0 2.9 3.0 3.0 3.8 4.0 3.7 3.1 3.0

Not in labor force

5,739 5,671 5,737 5,690 5,502 5,455 5,478 5,594 5,673

Footnotes
(1) The population figures are not adjusted for seasonal variation; therefore, identical numbers appear in the unadjusted and seasonally adjusted columns.

NOTE: Estimates for the above race groups will not sum to totals shown in table A-1 because data are not presented for all races. Updated population controls are introduced annually with the release of January data.

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Last Modified Date: December 08, 2017